Bloomington Man Gets Prison Time in Child Porn Case | WGLT

Bloomington Man Gets Prison Time in Child Porn Case

Jul 14, 2017

A 22-year-old Bloomington man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for receiving child pornography, prosecutors said Thursday.

Braman Benjamin Broy pleaded guilty in January after using a hidden website to download child pornography. FBI agents found a computer and hard drive during a search of Broy's home containing more than 2,600 images and 530 videos of child pornography. He's been in custody since May 2016.

Broy will remain on supervised release for eight years following his release from federal prison. Broy will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims.